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'Daughters of the country lost': Sakshee Malikkh after BJP field Brij Bhushan's son in LS polls
Brij Bhushan Singh
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'Daughters of the country lost': Sakshee Malikkh after BJP field Brij Bhushan's son in LS polls

| @indiablooms | 03 May 2024, 12:58 am

Former Indian wrestler Sakshee Malikkh Thursday responded to BJP's decision to field former wrestling body chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's son, Karan Bhushan Singh, as its candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Kaiserganj seat, saying it's a 'defeat for country's daughters'

Brij Bhushan Singh is an accused in a sexual harassment case.

"Daughters of the country lost, Brij Bhushan won. We all put our careers at stake and slept on the streets for many days in the sun and rain. To date, Brij Bhushan has not been arrested. We were not demanding anything, we were only demanding justice," Sakshee Malikkh wrote on X.

The reaction came after the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier in the day announced that Karan Bhushan Singh will be its candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from  Kaiserganj seat.

BJP's Brij Bhushan Singh, a three-time MP from the seat, currently represents the state but was not given the ticket this time.

The seat had been under scrutiny by the BJP after six-time MP Brij Bhushan was accused of sexual harassment of female wrestlers, leading to protests by athletes such as Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Vinesh Phogat.

The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in connection with the case against the former WFI chief in June last year.

A Delhi court last week dismissed an application by Singh, seeking further examination of evidence concerning his whereabouts on the date -- September 7, 2022 -- of an alleged sexual harassment incident.

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